Earthmoving Equipment Training and Courses

Operate a Bulldozer

Over a span of nine modules the trainee will learn how to identify basic construction and components of a bulldozer together with their uses.

We will discuss health and safety at work, industrial site safety, basic operation and controls, setting up, pre-checks and more in this earthmoving equipment training course.

  • Target: All operators of bulldozers
  • Duration:
  • Description: Securing of loads, Operating Techniques, Safety Factors.
  • Legislation: Health and Safety Act, 1993
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Skid Steer Loader

This course teaches the correct and safe operation of a Skid Steer Loader. Over a span of seven modules we will cover topics like the parts and functions of a Skid Steer Loader, safety guide, daily checks, checklists and logbooks, the principals of operation and mechanical appreciation as well as signals, signs and operating procedures.

We will make use of reading material, activities and learning aids to help develop an understanding of how to operate a Skid Steer Loader.

(Unit Standard: 262712 – NQF Level: 2 – Credits: 8) – operate truck-mounted cranes

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Frequently Asked Questions

When the current operator licenses has not expired by more than 90 x days already

It is done in 1 x Day

When the person has never had an operator license before of if it expired by more than 90 x days

The Novice course is done over 5 x days (according to Credits it is actually supposed to be done in 7 x days but not all clients can release their staff from work for this period of time)

As per the L.E.R. only 4 x people can do the skid steer loader course at a time

No it consists out of both theory and practical training

Then an oral assessment will be done with them as the presentation are done verbally.

  • Target: All operators of skid steer loaders
  • Duration:
  • Description:
  • Legislation: Occupational Health & Safety Act of 1993

Dumper Truck

This course teaches the correct and safe operation of a Dumper Truck. Upon completion of the modules, the learner understand the functions of starting and shutting down the machine as well as the machine’s operating functions.

Over a span of six modules we will cover safety, parts and functions, necessary daily checks, principals of operation and mechanical operation.

  • Target: All operators of Dumper Trucks
  • Duration: Refresher 01 Day, RPL 03 Days, Novice 05 Days
  • Description: Safe Operation, Safe Working Loads, Weight Distribution, etc.
  • Legislation: Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993
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Operating an Excavator

This course is designed for operators to obtain knowledge of the functions of an excavator. We will cover a number of modules aimed at focusing on aspects such as the physical requirements of operators, mechanical appreciation and operational procedures, to name but a few.

(Unit Standard: 262744 – NQF Level: 2 – Credits: 15) – operate an excavator

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Frequently Asked Questions

When the current operator licenses has not expired by more than 90 x days already

It is done in 1 x Day

When the person has never had an operator license before of if it expired by more than 90 x days

The Novice course is done over 5 x days (according to Credits it is actually supposed to be done in 7 x days but not all clients can release their staff from work for this period of time)

As per the L.E.R. only 4 x people can do the skid steer loader course at a time

No it consists out of both theory and practical training

Then an oral assessment will be done with them as the presentation are done verbally.

  • Target: Operators of Excavators
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Description: Vehicle Control, Mechanical Appreciation , Use of implements, etc.
  • Legislation:

Strat Training is a company based in Gauteng that offers private training for people working in the health and safety environment. Our training courses help people to achieve job-related certificates for work. We have more than eighteen years of experience in the health and safety field. Our team is passionate about sharing their education with others to promote a safer working environment. Beside our accredited earthmoving equipment training, we also offer numerous other courses, including crane training, scaffolding training and much more.

 

What is Earthmoving Equipment?

Earthmoving equipment is known to be the heavy-duty machines often used on construction sites for earthwork. These machines are designed to dig foundations for landscaping, grinding soil, and even for removing dirt and rocks from the ground. Some examples of earthmoving equipment include excavators, bulldozers, skid steer loaders, and even trenchers.

 

We at Strat Training aim to educate those employees who are responsible for working with these machines on how to successfully operate these machines in the safest manner possible. This will ensure that your workers are protected from any injuries related to these machines and it will increase confidence and productivity between your employees.

 

Benefits of Using Earthmoving Equipment 

Earthmoving equipment has various uses for people working in the construction field. We’ve listed some of the benefits of using earthmoving equipment on construction sites below:

  • Earthmoving equipment improves the quality of your work. By using these heavy-duty machines as appose to manual labor, allows construction workers to complete their work at a higher quality standard with minimal defects.
  • By participating in an earthmoving equipment training course, your employees will become more confident in their work. These classes will boost employee’s morale making them more productive at work
  • Our classes teach the participant how to be safer while working with these machines. Safety is one of the most important factors when it comes to using these machines. Encouraging your employees to attend our training classes will help to promote working under that of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and ensure that other employees also be safer around these machines.
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The use of earthmoving equipment on construction sites is important to help grow the industry in the long term. Start Training aims to share their years of experience with South Africans who care about safety at work.

 

Accredited Earthmoving Equipment Training and Courses in South Africa 

Different types of earthmoving machines are designed to accomplish certain tasks on-site. Strat Training offers our clients a series of training courses to ensure that they know how to successfully operate and maintain each of these machines at work. Our earthmoving equipment training consists of;

Learning how to operate a bulldozer

If you are in charge of working with bulldozers at work then this course is for you! Our training course to learn how to operate a bulldozer cover nine modules that teach the trainees how to use bulldozers and to recognize the different components of these machines.

 

Skid steer loader training course

The skid steer loader training course is a NQF level 2 class that offers a total of eight credits and seven modules. This is a TETA accredited training class and offers a certificate that is valid for two consecutive years.

 

Employees who choose to participate in this class will learn how to operate a skid steer loader, get to know the daily checklist that needs to be completed before using these machines, and understand the different signs and signals used during when working with this machine.

 

Start Training makes sure to also accommodate those employees who cannot read or write. The assessments in this course can be done verbally. Be sure to speak to our professional team of staff to find out more information about this class. We can accommodate a total of four people per class.  

 

Dumper truck training class

A dumper truck was created to transport sand, gravel, or waste to dumping sites. These heavy machines carry large volumes of waste from construction sites to be demolished.

 

We at Strat Training offer our clients the opportunity to participate in a class that teaches them how to work with loads and different safety procedures and waste operations for dumper trucks which follow the legislations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1993. This class requires the participants to take part in both theory and practical learning.

 

Once the participant has completed their class, he/she will receive a certificate which will remain valid for two years. The course certificate is usually issued two or three days after the training has taken place.

 

Operating an excavator

All those employees who are responsible for working with excavators should consider participating in this CETA accredited excavator training course. This is an NQF level two class that has a total of fifteen credits.

 

This course takes a total of five consecutive days to complete. Once the participant has completed the course, they will receive a certificate which remains valid for two years. At Strat Training, we also offer a refresher and novice course! Should you be interested in participating in the refresher course, it is important to wait until your current operator license has not expired for more than ninety days.

 

The novice course takes five days to complete and offers seven credits too.

Make your booking for our operator excavator class as soon as possible to secure your spot in this exclusive class. We can accommodate a total of four participants per class.

 

For more information on the pricing plans for our earthmoving equipment training and courses in South Africa, speak to our staff today.

 

The amount payable depends on how many people attend the class. Feel free to contact us on 012 752 8841 today. Alternately, you are welcome to send all of your training related queries to us via email too. Send your message to courses@strattraining.co.za. We look forward to sharing our years of experience with you.